Implant Removal

Implant Removal

Getting breast implants can sometimes result in complications. At other times, we may simply regret our previous decision. Regardless of the case, a breast implant removal can be a sufficient solution, particularly when paired with a breast lift. Here at Turner Medical Arts, Dr. Alain Polynice offers expert implant removal to give you the look you deserve. Get in touch today to learn more.

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What Is Implant Removal?

Implant removal is a surgical procedure to remove silicone or saline breast implants. These implants are typically made to last 10-15 years but can be removed before then. They are sometimes removed due to tissue hardening, complications, personal choice, or for replacement with other implants. It is a good idea to perform a breast lift along with this procedure to avoid sagging after implant removal.

When Is The Procedure Needed?

This procedure may be necessary if you develop breast implant illness or BII. Though not an official diagnosis, BII is all too real and can cause various symptoms. People with this disorder can experience fatigue, joint pain, brain fog, dry eyes, and other health concerns. If these seem familiar, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Polynice can provide you with the answers and information you need.

How Is This Surgery Performed?

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. During the operation, Dr. Polynice will make incisions around the areola or under the lower fold of your breasts. Then, the implants and scar tissue will be carefully removed. New implants will be added (if the previous implants are being replaced), and stitches or tapes will be used to close the incisions. Additionally, a breast lift procedure may be performed during this operation, depending on your specific needs.

Schedule Implant Removal Surgery in Santa Barbara

Breast implant removal is a straightforward procedure that can be done to replace or remove implants that are no longer desired. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Polynice to learn more. To request an appointment, simply call (805) 962-1957 or fill out the form below. We’re looking forward to your visit!


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